I have spent the last week with Pfizer Wind Orchestra recording our second CD to commemorate the orchestra’s 5th year. It has entailed a lot practice during the preceding weeks to make sure the ‘fiddly’ bits were note perfect. The piccolo, being the smallest instrument of the woodwind section, has to be played with confidence as it can be heard above the orchestra when it blows in it’s top octave. My Piccolo is a Yamaha YPC62 (wooden) and has a lovely tone. I love it!
We were in a professional studio and recording to a tight schedule. It was fantastic experience requiring lots of concentration and attention to detail. The music played went from “The Lion King” and “Lord of the Rings” to “New York, New York” and includes “Carmina Burana” (which must be one of the most stirring Intro’s into an opera there can be). I would love to let you hear a sample but I haven’t got access to any of the recordings yet. I will post a sample for you to listen to when I do. (providing I can learn how to cut and paste a section of a recording).
I said earlier that I have done lots of practice to be as note perfect as I could. For all you budding musicians reading this – practice does make perfect. For any complicated fingering sections (and there are plenty) start by playing the troublesome section slowly until you can play it at that speed correctly, then gradually speed up to the tempo required ensuring at each stage you are playing it right. A word of caution though; try not to end a practice section having played it wrong. Your brain will remember it as a mistake but your fingers won’t!.
Anyway, I will let you know when the CD is available but in the meantime here are several dates for your diary.
Sun 29th June will find us playing at the Bandstand in Broadstairs. Sunday 6th July we have our Summer Concert at Pfizer’s Sports Ground and on the 22nd November is our Gala Concert at the Theatre Royal, Margate. Tickets available for the Summer and Gala Concerts through our WebSite
I hope you can join us.test Filed under Flute | Comment (0)